WORTH WAITING FOR
First win in 10 years for Gauteng at Women’s IPT.
The power in women’s amateur golf has firmly shifted south across the Jukskei River with Gauteng taking over from Gauteng North as the dominant province. They won the 55th Pick n Pay Interprovincial at Centurion CC to add to the 72-hole Teams Championship they won in May. Gauteng last won the IPT in 2006 at Germiston GC (they won four straight from 2003-2006) before Gauteng North won seven consecutive titles between 2007 and 2013.
Gauteng topped the strokeplay qualifying rounds for the Jean Tindall Trophy at the beginning of the week, by 13 shots from Gauteng North and Gauteng B. Gauteng North B took fourth place to contest the A1 section. Danielle du Toit (Gauteng North) and Caitlyn McNab (Ekurhuleni) took individual honours on 142.
Gauteng eclipsed Gauteng North B 8½-½ the first day, and then thrashed the home union’s A team 8-1 – in both games winning all six singles – before cruising past Gauteng B 6½-2½. Natasha Carlsson and Woo-Ju Son both won the maximum six points for the Lions, while Eleonora Galletti got 5½, Kajal Mistry 4½, Ivanna Samu 4 and Kaleigh Telfer 3½. Boland and Border had repeat successes from a year ago. Boland won three matches to win Section A2, while Border claimed Section B1. Southern Cape were unbeaten to win Section B2.